Since its inception nearly 90 years ago, architecture at Cranbrook has been intimately tied to materiality and spatial experimentation; ensuring that a serious study of the profession is inherently connected to the act of making. As a studio, we experiment with spatial ideas at varying scales, from the body to the city, in order to consider the impact of our work in broader social, economic, or environmental terms.
Situated within a graduate-only art academy, we advance an interdisciplinary latitude as a fundamental aspect of learning, discovery, and developing your idiosyncratic approach to practice.
How do we best ‘learn’ architecture, and to what end? Is architecture a body of knowledge, a way of thinking, or something else entirely? Is culture a form of curriculum? At Cranbrook, we are interested in unlearning the things we know to arrive at new models for living and working.